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photo Dustin E. Kliner, MD


Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-621-1500

Office: UPMC HVI, Shadyside Medical Bldg
5200 Center Avenue, Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-621-1500
Administrative Assistant:
Juanita Godfrey
Phone: 412-864-2545
Research Interest
I am most interested currently in predictors of outcome post TAVR, specifically relating to renal function or underlying pulmonary hypertension. I have also studied cardiovascular disease in patients with end-stage renal disease and risk factors for poor outcome post renal transplant. I am also interested in novel imaging modalities, both invasive and noninvasive, and new applications for previously established modalities.
Clinical Interest
My clinical interests include percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease. I am involved with the UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease and with the TAVR program. I also practice general and interventional cardiology at UPMC Shadyside.
Educational Interest
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Perioperative Risk assessment and management
Valvular heart disease
Coronary artery disease
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Sanchez CE, Dota A, Badhwar V, Kliner D, Smith AJ, Chu D, Toma C, Wei L, Marroquin O, Schindler J, Lee JS, Mulukutla SR. Revascularization heart team recommendations as an adjunct to appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015; 2015 Nov 3: doi:10.1002/ccd.26276.
Kliner D, Wang L, Winger D, Follansbee W, Soman P. A prospective evaluation of the repeatability of left ventricular ejection fraction measurement by gated SPECT. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015; 22(6) Epub 2015 Feb 20: 1237-43.
Brands J, Kliner D, Lipowsky HH, Kameneva MV, Villanueva FS, Pacella JJ. New insights into the microvascular mechanisms of drag reducing polymers: effect on the cell-free layer. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10): e77252.
Malhotra S, Sharma R, Kliner DE, Follansbee WP, Soman P. Relationship between silent myocardial ischemia and coronary artery disease risk factors. J Nucl Cardiol. 2013; 20(5): 731-8.
Chen J, Nagaraj H, Bhambhani P, Kliner DE, Soman P, Garcia EV, Heo J, Iskandrian AE. Effect of alcohol septal ablation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on left-ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony as assessed by phase analysis of gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012; 28(6): 1375-84.
Simon MA, Kliner DE, Girod JP, Moguillansky D, Villanueva FS, Pacella JJ. Detection of elevated right atrial pressure using a simple bedside ultrasound measure. Am Heart J. 2010; 159(3): 421-7.